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Newark prepares for 'Sweet 16' NCAA basketball tournament

Newark prepares for 'Sweet 16' NCAA basketball tournament

Nearly 1,000 will volunteer at Prudential Center for event that features North Carolina, Marquette, Kentucky, and Ohio St.

When thousands of college basketball fans arrive in Newark this week for the “Sweet Sixteen” round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Prudential Center, their path to the games and around the state’s largest city will be eased by the presence of nearly 1,000 volunteers recruited by the state Department of State and the office of Mayor Cory Booker.

“The many volunteers stepping forward demonstrate the community’s commitment to not only the games, but to the city of Newark as well,’’ Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, said Wednesday. “It is very gratifying to see.’’

 

Former NY Giant and Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor to register as sex offender

Former NY Giant and Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor to register as sex offender
BY ALICIA CRUZ
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Pro Football Hall of Fame great, Lawrence Taylor was sentenced to six years probation Tuesday morning after pleading guilty in January to sexual misconduct and patro...

NFL Films’ Steve Sabol diagnosed with brain tumor

NFL Films’ Steve Sabol diagnosed with brain tumor
BY SHARON HARRIS-ZLOTNICK
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Since 1964, NFL Films President Steve Sabol, has created champions by filming the on-the-field battles between football players every Sunday. Sabol now fa...

Poll: Yankee Derek Jeter is single greatest NY athlete of all time

Poll: Yankee Derek Jeter is single greatest NY athlete of all time
BY ELIZABETH BIRGE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Given the chance to name the single greatest New York athlete of all time, citizens of the Empire State cited names that included Babe Ruth, Joe Namath, Lou Gehr...

Should the N.Y. Mets be community owned like the Green Bay Packers?

Should the N.Y. Mets be community owned like the Green Bay Packers?
BY JOE FAVORITO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
ON N.J. SPORTS MARKETING

The power of the people, now amplified through the avenues of social media. It has recently been the impetus in rallying support and eventu...

NCAA Tournament scores and games hardly missed at work thanks to the Boss Button

NCAA Tournament scores and games hardly missed at work thanks to the Boss Button
BY ELIZABETH BIRGE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

For die-hard NCAA men’s basketball fans, March is as close to heaven as they’ll ever get while on earth.

For bosses, though, it’s a three-week trip to the outer b...

Gene Atkins: A discarded and disabled former football player forgotten in the NFL lockout

Gene Atkins: A discarded and disabled former football player forgotten in the NFL lockout
BY EVAN WEINER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS

As the National Football League hired lawyers and attorneys from the decertified National Football League Players Association game...

NCAA Tournament bracket preview: A look at the field

NCAA Tournament bracket preview: A look at the field
BY MIKE VORKUNOV
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The waiting is all over. The brackets have been released and it’s time to look at the field. This is the craziest year in recent memory. There is no overwhelming f...

Are sports fans resilient or suckers?

Are sports fans resilient or suckers?
BY EVAN WEINER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

There is an old saying: March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. For sports fans, March 2011 has come in with the full fury of a lion. There is...

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